It can be very difficult to leave even the worst of jobs. I don't mean just the financial part. As bad as a job is, you usually know what to expect. I know this might sound strange but I've had some awful jobs, yet there still was a weird sense of comfort. I knew the 'players,' and in some cases even the games. I knew the routine and how much I'd get paid each week. Of course, I had at least one or two allies, so I never felt totally alone..Leaving even a horrible job is a risk, even if you have another one. You now become the "newbie," and there isn't much worse to me than being a newbie. You don't know who to trust have no idea who are the good guys and who are the devil spawn. Even if they are all great, it's a matter of getting to know a whole lot of personalities and they're judging you! Even if the position is something in your field, it's still a totally new company, or you get hired without a clue. OMG, it's scary to get hired for a job that you've never done or learned. I was with a temp agency about 20 years ago and got placed with an insurance company. I didn't know diddly, but 3 months down the line I earned my health insurance liscense. I would never have applied there otherwise. The learning experience was positive but some of the people.....well, I had 10 supervisors in 3 1/2 years. Any questions? Seriously, think of your first day at any new job...What do you wear? Do you bring a lunch, go out, play it by ear? It's all that office politices or store politics and I've never worked anywhere that didn't have it all. Good, bad or otherwise, it is still very stressful, in the majority of cases to begin a new job, cold, especially if you were at the old one for some time. Please don't think I'm suggesting you stay at jobs that are compromising you mental and/or physical health. No amount of money or any job is worth getting sick over. Been there, done it. That's why after so many years I said "F" it and decided I had to be self-employed. I truly do feel for all of you or any who are stuck in these awful, awful jobs. Maybe I can help a bit. I am a professional resume writer. I'm not just trying to peddal my stuff but in 95% of case you do need a great resume if you want to find and are looking for ajob
My happiness increased tenfold
I left my job but not until I had an offer letter and a start date that way you have a paycheck holding you over until your new pay comes in. bother were work from home and work from home is no different than a regular job. you still need to clock in on time clock you need to be on time and you need to make sure your breaks are accurate. for me we need to approve our time cards and then sent them to the manager for approval. the only thing is we do not have to worry about commute or transportation
I did it and definitely don't regret it. If you're sleeping better, smiling more. and overall feeling like a weight of stress has been lifted off your shoulder, you have done the right thing. In the end your health is more important than any job.
It’s all according to if you can afford to be without a job for a while, while you are looking for another one. >>> or if you can land another opportunity before you get out of the current situation.
To regain good health and strength after quitting is a good sign. To be able to relax your brain and body tension, again, throughout everyday tasks, perform productively and feel great about being a valuable asset is refreshing.
If you dread going to work on a Monday it’s time to leave
I recently quit a toxic job that I was working 6 days 12 to 13 hours a day. Best decision I ever made
When you’re happier after leaving that job. Life is too short to be unhappy
There were a number of signs...let's see...getting physically sick on Sunday evenings, anticipating Monday morning, or actually hoping to get into a car accident on the way to work (not serious but enough to take off some time without having to bring a doctor's note for an illness!) I've been in situations that were so horrible and toxic that I started imaging all kinds of terrible things that would make it okay for me not to go to work! Very unhealthy and not worth any amount of money. It's horrible when you feel you have to stay because you need the money, yet if your mental health is spiralling downhill you got to get out!!